News to Wake Your Brain Cells – June 12


7 books to help talk to your kids about racism, as recommended by black authors – Glamour

20 Canadian books for kids and teens to read for National Indigenous History Month – CBC

20+ children’s books that discuss race and racism – My Modern Met

25 must-read books for 4th graders – Book Riot

43 must-read books about racism for adults and kids – Chicago SunTimes

A children’s and YA anti-racist reading list – Publishers Weekly

How ‘Reading Instruction’ oppresses black and brown children – Forbes

JK Rowling gets backlash over anti-trans tweets – Variety

Revolution kid style now!: writing books (about kids) that break the rules – Horn Book

We Need Diverse Books steps up to help kidlit community – Publishers Weekly


Changes loom as public libraries begin to reopen – Publishers Weekly

How libraries are stepping up as a front line of resilience – Governing

NYC public libraries aim for July reopening, will offer grab-and-go service to start – 6sqft

Portland Library plans gradual reopening – The Portland Beacon


9 LGBTQ+ YA books for a joyful summer read – Nerdist

20 LGBTQ+ books for teens coming out in 2020 – Teen Vogue

21 exceptional and unputdownable YA books to read during pride – BuzzFeed

62 books by black authors we’re reading in 2020 – Teen Vogue

Chills and thrills: your summer of YA horror books – Book Riot

The utopian turn in YA lit – Los Angeles Review of Books

YA books about race and identity to diversify your teen’s bookshelf – Time Out